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Lin Yang

Lin Yang

Lin Yang steers her career across policy, business and media across US and China. Lin is the Founder and President of Innovation Ideas Institute, an innovation themed think tank, and lectures at Harvard HTUP program. She also serves as a senior advisor for multinational corporations on innovation and a partner for its venture capital investment. She is also a special contributor to major American and Chinese media outlets, and is regarded as a credible China subject matter person in the international community. Lin is elected as a "Young Global Leader" and a "New Champion" by the World Economic Forum.

Lin's recent career in US focuses on innovation and globalization. She builds up thought leadership on innovation among the business and policy community, studies how international innovation eco-system facilitates and fosters innovation for maximized impact. While she was a Senior Research Associate at Harvard University, she founded the first "China public policy innovation case program"  which included first hand interviews and balanced research with various levels of policy makers to bring insights to the international world of academia, government, and business on how China public policies are made in the rapidly changing environment. 

Lin also served as the assistant director for US-China relations at the Asia Society in New York City, and advisory positions at the interface of business and government in the financial sectors.  

Previously Lin was a key English/Chinese Anchor for International News with China Central Television in Beijing, bringing fresh perspectives to the World’s News sphere. She anchored numerous unprecedented live breaking News events that made China’s broadcasting history, and interviewed numerous world leaders. In 2006, she was also with CNN Washington DC Bureau.  Lin frequently speaks at public events and public media about innovation.

Besides policy and business, Lin enjoys music, art, and fashion.



Lin Yang speaks about innovation at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions 2019: Asia's Industrial Policies

杨林在2019年世界经济论坛新领军者年会上发表创新谈话:  亚洲的工业政策

TEDx Estee Lauder: Lin Yang Being Interviewed by Jane Lauder about China growth


Harvard: Dialogue with Wanda Chairman Wang Jianlin about AMC theaters acquisition


Forbes: Exploring the future of life economy with BGI founder Wang Jian


Forbes:  How Can China's Largest Commercial Bank(ICBC) Grow into A Real Multinational?

福布斯: 中国最大的商业银行(工商银行)如何才能成长为真正的跨国银行?

Sina: My advices to SANY America on their investment in US


Forbes:  (Video) Opportunities and Concerns abound for Chinese Investment in the U.S.


The New Era of US-China Innovation Investment Partnerships


The Landscape of US-China collaboration on Innovation -- A Talk on Hainan Airlines-Massport event

中美创新领域合作的前景 -- 在海南航空公司开通波士顿至北京直航活动上的讲话

TEDx Talk: The Journey

我的TEDx 演讲:中美合作

Forbes: Chinese Outbound Philanthropy


Doing business in China and in US -- A Talk at US-China Culture industry investment Forum

中国和美国商业环境和文化的差异 -- 在中美文化产业投资论坛上的讲话

Jobs From China? An Estimated 1 Million U.S. Jobs Supported By 2020


Forbes: Exploring Innovative Governance In The Shanghai Free Trade Zone


 Lecture at Harvard TUP Program:  Chinese Investment in the US-Impact on Jobs


Forbes:  China Is Eager to Go Out, The U.S. Is Open For Business


Hong Kong Commercial Daily: World Experts on China's New Leadership

《香港商报》: 界专家把脉中国新政

The China Story:  A Speech at Harvard HPAIR Conference


Harvard Case Study: Leading the Green Revolution in China’s “Red Cradle”


Harvard Case Study: Chinese Rural Village Head Lectured an International Class at Harvard


Harvard Case Study: Development in Rural China: Zhenggezhuang and Pro-active Urbanization


Harvard Case Study: Shanghai’s Quest for a Deep-Water Port

哈佛案例教学:上海市索求深水港以打造“国际航运中心” 之路

Harvard Case Study: Green Han River: An NGO Combats Water Pollution in China


Harvard Case Study: Rehabilitating Old Lane Housing in Shanghai


Harvard Case Study: Nutritional Intervention Programs for Boarding School Students in Rural China


Interpreting China’s Public Policy Making to the World




Fostering Innovation Thought Leadership

Facilitating Inter-disciplinary innovation collaboration between innovators, disruptors, academic thinkers, policy makers, business leaders, and stimulating knowledge-sharing in an open, prosperous and cooperative international system, to spark high level forward thinking.

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